A state representative in Florida said publicly, at an education conference no less, that the Common Core is a conspiracy to turn your kids into homosexuals.
Florida State Rep. Charles Van Zant said that the company hired to build the state’s new Common Core-aligned assessment is secretly attempting to use the test to make kids “as homosexual as possible:”
“These people, that will now receive $220 million from the state of Florida unless this is stopped, will promote double-mindedness in state education and attract every one of your children to become as homosexual as they possibly can,” Van Zant said at the “Operation Education Conference” in Orlando. “I’m sorry to report that to you.”
It would be nice if we could smile politely at the naivete of people who believe things like this when they pop up in other states.
Trouble is, the anti-Common Core rhetoric in Connecticut is not too far off. Believe me, Jon Pelto, Wendy Lecker and their ilk would say the Common Core State Standards breeds poisonous snakes, if they thought they could get away with it.
Thankfully, Connecticut doesn’t take kindly to homophobia, so Jon Pelto, Connecticut’s own Charles Van Zant, must resort to more insidious lies and fear-mongering. But, really, it’s all the same.
Here’s an idea, Mr. Pelto: Tell. The. Truth. It might even help your “campaign” for governor.
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